Senior Home Care Solutions: Social Care for Seniors in San Rafael, CA and Surrounding Areas

Our senior home care solutions include helping older adults in San Rafael, Novato, Belvedere and surrounding areas in Marin County, CA learn how to use digital technology to stay in touch with friends and family

Age-related mobility and cognitive issues can make it difficult for seniors to stay in touch with loved ones. Some days, it may be too painful to get out of bed to meet up with loved ones. Or they may forget about family gatherings. If your elderly parent or relative seems more withdrawn or doesn’t talk to their family and friends as much as they used to, they may be feeling lonely or isolated.

That’s why at Visiting Angels San Rafael, we’ve developed the Social Care program. Our senior home care solutions focus on providing a holistic approach to care. We know that only caring for our clients’ physical needs isn’t enough. Seniors also need to interact with loved ones and stay socially engaged. By helping your loved one learn how to use digital tools and platforms, we can help them stay connected to the people they care about so they don’t feel isolated. This can help aging in place feel so much easier and less lonely.

The Benefits of Social Media for Seniors in Marin County

Did you know that:

  • Surfing the internet can reduce depression in Seniors by 20 percent.*
  • A University of Arizona study finds seniors who use Facebook showed a 25 percent improvement in mental “updating” skills - essentially improving their working memory.
  • Another study shows seniors who visit social networking sites like Facebook have a positive emotional experience when measured by breathing rates, brain stimulation and pupil dilation.**

It’s obvious that seniors can greatly benefit from using social media. However, seniors may have trouble remembering how to post status updates or how to use video chat. That’s why our Social Care program involves working with clients in order to help them remember how to use modern tools and technology to stay in touch with their loved ones.

What Does the Social Care Program from Visiting Angels San Rafael Include?

Our senior home care solutions entail a personalized approach to care. We will work closely with your loved one to identify the tools that will best help them stay in touch and help them learn how to use them.

Some of the ways we help seniors include:

  • Teaching them how to use a smartphone to call, send texts, access social media and more
  • Use Skype and FaceTime to video chat with friends and family
  • Helping them create a Facebook account to interact with the people in their lives
  • Use a search engine to find information or shop online

Contact our San Rafael, CA office to learn more about the Social Care program and our other senior home care solutions.

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  * Washington, D.C. based Phoenix Center

** Journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking

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